Bassaleg School (Welsh: Ysgol Basaleg) is a comprehensive secondary school for pupils aged 11–18, situated in the suburb of Bassaleg on the western side of the city Newport, South Wales. The present buildings of the school range in age from the early 20th century to the present day. The buildings form a natural campus, with playing fields, lawns and gardens. It has over 1,700 pupils.

Bassaleg School
Forge Lane

NP10 8NF

Coordinates51°34′29″N 3°02′36″W / 51.574722°N 3.043333°W / 51.574722; -3.043333
TypeComprehensive School
MottoA Tradition of Excellence (Welsh: Traddodiad o ragoriaeth)
Local authorityNewport City Council
ChairpersonMr E J Watkins
Head teacherMs Victoria Lambe
Age11 to 18
HousesEbbw, Sirhowy, Rhymni, Hafren
Colour(s)Navy      Gold     
Vice chairpersonRev'd Canon J Williams

Notable former pupilsEdit


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Coordinates: 51°34′29″N 03°02′36″W / 51.57472°N 3.04333°W / 51.57472; -3.04333